Is this the Most Explosive Substance on Earth? [VIDEO]

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Is there a substance so unstable that it causes an explosive reaction if it’s touched by a fly?

Thanks to the folks at the Royal Institute YouTube Channel, we know the answer is certainly yes.

Meet your new favorite explosive – nitrogen triiodide. But make sure to say hi very quietly.

Due to it’s structure of three iodine atoms clustered around one side of a nitrogen atom, there is what’s called bond strain (explained in the video) that makes nitrogen triiodide so explosive even a feather dropping on it will set it off.